Knapsack Project St. Lucia


children with knapsack


  • "I really love my gift. I will take good care of all the stuff in it. You are very kind to me although you do not even know me. You are a very special person on this Earth. Take good care of yourself and your family. Thank you for your love."

  • "I really appreciate the wonderful things that you sent for me. I will make good use of them. God bless you"

  • "Thank you for sponsoring me. I appreciate everything that you sent me. I will make good use of them"

  • "Thank you so much. I am so happy to have received the supplies from you. It will last me a long time. It is very important to me."

  • "I felt happy when I got the bag. Thank you"

  • "I really appreciate your gift It has made me very happy. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! May God bless you!"

  • "My dear friend, thankful for the gifts. They are awesome and just what I needed. May God bless you."

  • "Thank you for your generous gifts from your heart. I will work hard to make you proud."

  • "The Principal, staff, students and parents of Ti Rocher Primary School thank you immensely for your generous contribution of a knapsack to our students. Thank you so much more than greeting can say, because you were thoughtful in such a nice way!"

    —Principal - Ti Rocher Primary School.
  • "We'd like to thank you for giving the children some of the tools that they need for school. This school is within the poverty belt of St. Lucia. One of the children who received a knapsack has just sat his common entrance exam. He's so bright that he sat the exam a year early! With the knapsack he's just received this will help send him to secondary school as his mother cannot afford to send him to secondary school."

    —Principal, Bexon Primary School
  • "It's not just the act itself, but there are values inculcated in the whole thing. Sharing,the act of live, the act of giving. We all say that experience is the best teacher, and the children experiencing such and act, they do learn. I believe it will go a long way in help the children develop that kind of character in order to be able to give back at some point in time. Thank you so much!"

    —Principal, Grace Primary School
  • "It's a very good thing that our friends in Canada are doing. I hope and trust the the children will use it wisely to further their education. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work!"

    —Principal, Anse La Raye Primary School

  • "The knapsacks are a wonderful thing! We really do appreciate all of the sponsors who do this work. It's God's work. It has really helped our families in St. Lucia. Thank you so much!"

    —Prinicipal, Marchand Primary School
  • "The Knapsack Project presents to those of us who live abroad, an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of needy children in Saint Lucia. By assisting with their primary school education, we are laying the foundation for them to face the future with hope, dignity and confidence. I implore you to contribute to its success."

    —Michael Willius, Consul General St. Lucia
  • "For me, as Principal of an International School Education is all about building understanding, acceptance of diversity, and the promotion of equity in a world of difference. Children learn the about themselves and their role in this complex world through the day to day interactions with their peers, their teachers, their families and their community. As teachers we have a huge responsibility but also the immense pleasure of helping to shape the lives of the very young. They in turn shape our lives so that we can serve them better as educators. Our role is to strive to support them on their life's journey through knowledge and understanding so that they too can take action, as you have done in the knapsack project. "

    —Patricia Angoy, Principal International School of Luxembourg
  • "Our school is constantly looking for opportunities to teach the whole child. The knapsack project provided the perfect opportunity to empower our students to become active global citizens. Our students connected instantly with the student they were helping. They wrote letters, picked items specifically for their bags and packed them with excitement. They knew instantly that they were breaking down barriers to education for other children their age. It was an authentic real world teaching experience that educators can only wish for in the classroom!"

    —Natasha James, Vimy Ridge Public School, Ajax, Ontario
  • My name is Xania Pitt and I am a parent to a 14 month old, and have been a teacher for 7 years. I have a wide range of classroom experiences as I have taught in Canada (Brampton, Ontario and Markham, Ontario) as well as in the United States (Harlem and Crown Heights). Over the course of my career I have worked in many lower socio economic neighborhoods as well as some more affluent neighbourhoods, and have noticed that across all schools the children that thrive are the ones who have a substantial home and school connection, particularly where the communication between parents and teachers is open and complimentary.

    The first five years of a child's life are a crucial time in their development and learning. I believe education is the most important gift anyone can give a child. Teaching is also a gift which few people can claim, but learning is a lifelong process. Even as an educator, I am inspired to continue learning and seek information about my field all the time. I strongly believe that good teachers also inspire those they teach to do the same. A great education is dependent on many components. Having the tools for learning is one of them. Also, having adults at home and at school who love you and support your needs is another. Once given the right tools I believe children have a fair chance to blossom into successful adults.

    —Xania Pitt, teacher